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Maui carnival canceled over higher shipping costs

  • COURTESY E.K. FERNANDEZ SHOWS INC.

    The carnival, held for the first time last year, was intended to be a spring supplement to the county fair long held in the fall. But E.K. Fernandez said the cost to ship the rides and equipment from Oahu was just too high, up 9 percent since last year to nearly $200,000.

Increases in shipping costs prompted E.K. Fernandez Shows Inc. to cancel next week’s Maui County Carnival, disappointing youngsters who were eager for a rare chance to sample amusement park rides. Read more

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